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Volume 716: debated on Wednesday 27 January 2010


Asked by

To ask Her Majesty's Government how the €122 million allocated by the European Development Fund for Eritrea for 2009–2013 will be spent. [HL403]

The European Commission’s support for Eritrea between 2009 and 2013 will help the Eritrean people reduce poverty and improve their prospects for economic and social progress. Projects will focus on improving food security (€70 million), rehabilitating infrastructure (€34 million), and strengthening governance (€10 million). The remaining funds will be earmarked for programmes to preserve the national heritage, support non-state actors and establish a Technical and Cooperation Facility.